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EthanYQX 03-05-14 02:21 PM

About to have a nap. Off until Tuesday now.

BenzFanatic 03-05-14 02:28 PM

I would kill for a few days off. I decided that regardless of whether I'm going anywhere, I'm taking spring break off. I am so burnt out on my job right now.

EthanYQX 03-05-14 02:31 PM

We're on course, but they don't really know what to do with us, so we're taking the rest of the week off, doing a couple half days, and then hanging around the operation observing until May. Should actually be pretty enlightening.

BenzFanatic 03-05-14 02:57 PM

What kind of program are you in?

EthanYQX 03-05-14 04:36 PM

Air traffic control for NAV Canada. Company runs our training and there's only four of us, so we get bounced around depending what they need our classroom for.

BenzFanatic 03-05-14 09:56 PM

Ah, interesting.

Sixty Fiver 03-05-14 11:48 PM

Celebrating a little... had applied for a temporary part time / flex position with a local charity that provides adaptive bicycles to disabled children and they called me back to day to tell me I had the position and that they want to know if I can also look at build custom bicycles and parts for the program as well as providing fitting and mechanical support.

I have an extensive background in rehabilitation and fabrication so they felt I was pretty much the ideal person for the job.

The pay is half of my regular shop rate and they will pay me my regular rates for building bicycles... in a perfect world I would do this for nothing and they will get a reduced rate on frame building and modifications.

I don't have much $ to spare but I can give some of my time.

If there ever was a worthwhile charity, this one tops my list.

http://www.youcanridetwo.ca/wp-conte...er-default.png
http://www.youcanridetwo.ca/

I start Friday.

:)

Besides this, I am meeting with my potential partners on Sunday to discuss the opening of a new co-operative repair shop and think we have found an ideal location with a very low rent.

bigbenaugust 03-06-14 07:52 AM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16552876)
I have an extensive background in rehabilitation and fabrication so they felt I was pretty much the ideal person for the job.

Who could possibly have been better?

ModoVincere 03-06-14 07:55 AM

Celebrating the fact that the prof. rounded my 89.7 up to an A, so the 4.0 lives.
In celebration of this information, I am exporting 10 Million rows of data out to a text file for the Tax dept. Let the figure out how to deal with that many rows :D

GP 03-06-14 01:45 PM

Third day at new job. I almost choked when the owner told me he expected a 40 hour work week.

Sixty Fiver 03-06-14 01:53 PM


Originally Posted by bigbenaugust (Post 16553318)
Who could possibly have been better?

It is just part time with flexible hours as I am not able to do the Monday to Friday 9-5 because of health limitations... my boss is a physiotherapist and I did not have to explain much to her at all.

Right now it feels like a 1000 little ninjas are driving knives into my lower back... apparently yesterday was too busy.

jsharr 03-06-14 02:09 PM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16552876)
Celebrating a little... had applied for a temporary part time / flex position with a local charity that provides adaptive bicycles to disabled children and they called me back to day to tell me I had the position and that they want to know if I can also look at build custom bicycles and parts for the program as well as providing fitting and mechanical support.

I have an extensive background in rehabilitation and fabrication so they felt I was pretty much the ideal person for the job.

The pay is half of my regular shop rate and they will pay me my regular rates for building bicycles... in a perfect world I would do this for nothing and they will get a reduced rate on frame building and modifications.

I don't have much $ to spare but I can give some of my time.

If there ever was a worthwhile charity, this one tops my list.

http://www.youcanridetwo.ca/wp-conte...er-default.png
http://www.youcanridetwo.ca/

I start Friday.

:)

Besides this, I am meeting with my potential partners on Sunday to discuss the opening of a new co-operative repair shop and think we have found an ideal location with a very low rent.

You can use jsharr or delicious bass in the shop name if you need to. Free of charge.

BenzFanatic 03-06-14 02:44 PM

That's really cool, Sixty. An all around win for sure.

CbadRider 03-06-14 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by GP (Post 16554636)
Third day at new job. I almost choked when the owner told me he expected a 40 hour work week.

:eek: Do they also make you wear closed-toed shoes and long pants?



Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 16554846)
That's really cool, Sixty. An all around win for sure.

+1000

ModoVincere 03-06-14 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by CbadRider (Post 16554848)
:eek: Do they also make you wear closed-toed shoes and long pants?

We're supposed to wear pants? :eek:

CbadRider 03-06-14 02:47 PM


Originally Posted by ModoVincere (Post 16554854)
We're supposed to wear pants? :eek:

I would not want to be the person who cleans your office chairs.

ModoVincere 03-06-14 02:49 PM


Originally Posted by CbadRider (Post 16554861)
I would not want to be the person who cleans your office chairs.

Chairs? Y'all get chairs? :eek:

GP 03-06-14 06:51 PM


Originally Posted by CbadRider (Post 16554848)
:eek: Do they also make you wear closed-toed shoes and long pants?

No, they're not as rigid as the last place. No coats, no ties, no shiny shoes. I went next door and my counterpart was wearing running shoes. He's SDBC so we set up the lunch ride schedule.

EthanYQX 03-07-14 09:29 PM

I'm wondering what the hell I'm going to do until Tuesday.

Sixty Fiver 03-07-14 11:05 PM

Taking some painkillers and looking at getting to bed... it was a wonderful day as we put a lot of great kids on bikes and got a bunch more prepared for tomorrow when another fitting day is happening.

My favourite little person was a 5 year old named Katy who was too shy to talk to me until she discovered I liked fishing... her mom said she was not supposed to live past 6 months old and the doctors said she would never talk or be able to walk.

Today she talked, walked a little, and rode her new bike all over the gymnasium where we are holding the fitting sessions.

They hired me to do bike fitting, mechanical work, and look at the adaptive bicycles that are available and I was shocked at the prices that were being charged... I will be able to replicate many of these parts and components at a fraction of the cost and in doing that, more kids will get to ride bikes.

For what they charge for some of these rather simple bikes I could build a full custom at a regular price.

EthanYQX 03-09-14 11:24 AM

Any of you guys play tennis? Looks like a good way to keep moving, and also a good way to spend some time with my mom. My dad and I ride together, but since time constraints forced me to give up yoga, I don't get a whole lot of time to hang out with my mom and I feel bad about it.

EthanYQX 03-09-14 11:51 AM


Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16559294)
Taking some painkillers and looking at getting to bed... it was a wonderful day as we put a lot of great kids on bikes and got a bunch more prepared for tomorrow when another fitting day is happening.

My favourite little person was a 5 year old named Katy who was too shy to talk to me until she discovered I liked fishing... her mom said she was not supposed to live past 6 months old and the doctors said she would never talk or be able to walk.

Today she talked, walked a little, and rode her new bike all over the gymnasium where we are holding the fitting sessions.

They hired me to do bike fitting, mechanical work, and look at the adaptive bicycles that are available and I was shocked at the prices that were being charged... I will be able to replicate many of these parts and components at a fraction of the cost and in doing that, more kids will get to ride bikes.

For what they charge for some of these rather simple bikes I could build a full custom at a regular price.

Congrats 65er, well deserved.

Sixty Fiver 03-09-14 12:39 PM


Originally Posted by EthanYQX (Post 16562490)
Congrats 65er, well deserved.

Sometimes heroes come in small packages and wear little pink helmets.

Yesterday we did more of the same and got a whole bunch of kids on bikes and fitting a whole bunch more so now my work it cut out for me to make modifications and adjustments so they will be ready for the next fitting session.

These bikes are donated and provided for a small deposit that in many cases, is a fraction of what they are worth.

Some of the most specialized bikes we provide can run as high as $6000.00

BenzFanatic 03-09-14 01:15 PM


Originally Posted by EthanYQX (Post 16562418)
Any of you guys play tennis? Looks like a good way to keep moving, and also a good way to spend some time with my mom. My dad and I ride together, but since time constraints forced me to give up yoga, I don't get a whole lot of time to hang out with my mom and I feel bad about it.

I played through childhood into my teens. It can be a surprisingly good workout, and very fun. When you're not that great or are just beginning, playing doubles with someone that does play is a good way to learn a little and not feel like a complete jackass all by yourself out on the court.

EthanYQX 03-09-14 11:50 PM


Originally Posted by BenzFanatic (Post 16562669)
I played through childhood into my teens. It can be a surprisingly good workout, and very fun. When you're not that great or are just beginning, playing doubles with someone that does play is a good way to learn a little and not feel like a complete jackass all by yourself out on the court.

I am no stranger to looking like a jackass...

I definitely need to do more stuff in the summer time. I took lessons for a little while but that was years ago.


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